Making New Years Resolutions That Stick

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Saturday, January 4, 2014 Under: self-development
Every year just before mid-night on the 31st I light a fire. Into the fire I throw all the bad things that have happened in my year - allowing the flames to burn all of the bad experiences with the intention of letting go of them and gaining the perspective and wisdom they provided. When the ashes settle, I add another log to the fire and throw in my intentions for the year. It's a simple list of what I want to achieve.  As the ashes swirl in the fire, I close my eyes and envision having achieved each of my intentions and take a few breathes and allow the feeling of accomplishment to wash over me.

Then on the first, I create a vision board for the year... I fill out the form I have enclosed below and really focus on three of my most important intentions. Once the written part is done, I spend a couple of hours going through magazines and find the images and words that most resonate with my intentions. I cut them out, paste them on paper and then put my vision board in a frame, placing somewhere I am likely to see it each day.  I find this process so getting rid of the yuck, embracing the new and focusing on my intentions sets the tone for the new year.

Although, the new year has begun... I invite you to do the same process. It is an eye opening, empowering feeling of creation... And it makes it easier to find clarity on not only your dreams, but leads you on a path toward find you dreams...

Happy envisioning....

1. My intention is....
2. With my whole heart and soul I want to achieve this intention because...
3. The greatest obstacle to achieving my intention is....
4. Who are my allies in making my intention reality...
5. Who or what are my saboteurs...
6. When I achieve my intention I will feel, see, touch, taste, smell...
7. Close your eyes and live your intention. You already have it. What do you see, feel, touch, taste, smell. Pay particular attention to how you feel.
8. What action steps do I need to make my intention reality...
9. Now that you have your intention clearly laid out in your mind, find a pictorial representation of it and create a vision board that will remind you of what you have created in your mind.

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Tags: new years resolutions  intentions  goals  achieving goals 
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Paige Deiner My life is a wild carpet ride full of unique experiences and one of a kind adventures. I sometimes find myself holding onto the tassels, rather than sitting squarely in the middle of my "magic carpet" - but so far I haven't fallen off and I'm loving the ride. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Alliance 200 yoga instructor. I have been a Reiki Master for 8 years, and have meditated since childhood. My daughter thinks I'm a hippie, I think I am a very organized dreamer. The truth may be somewhere in the middle. I would probably be a vegetarian but I fear mutiny... But I do try my best to practice what I preach. I yoga everyday and meditate nightly. I am lucky enough to have a fantastic Reiki partner so I receive some universal wisdom each Tuesday. And I am an avid, nerdy reader. I clean to books on tape, and usually read about two non-fiction and one fiction book a week.